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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fall Fashion: Back-to-School

I remember when I was still in school, my mom and I shopped for school supplies while my dad bought me clothes -- it's true, my dad had good taste and dressed me throughout high school!

I always had a healthy mix of excitement and nerves before the first day of school. Not much has changed except that I am now on the other end of the educational experience. I went to grad school for teaching and am a high school English teacher in a great district (this is the good news I couldn't wait to share). I'm thrilled to have my own classroom and feel blessed to be able to live out my passions.

This outfit is one of my favorite fall looks:
  1. ASOS polka dot denim shirt - Denim shirts are the best (I own five in different colors and fabric). They're versatile and they layer well with sweaters, sweatshirts, field jackets...
  2. Madewell field jacket - Field jackets are the casual equivalent to a trench coat when it comes to quintessential fall outerwear. A closet must-have!
  3. Topshop high-waisted black skinny jeans - These are a wardrobe staple, and high-waisted jeans can be worn with the shirt tucked in for a retro vibe.
  4. Cesca leather-studded backpack - While I like my trusty Northface backpack for utility, my younger readers may want to find cuter options to tote around binders and books.
  5. TOMS leopard slip-on - I wear my leopard loafers a lot, and these are a fun yet casual alternative. Plus, imagine a child in need sporting a pair of leopard TOMS because of your purchase. :)

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19 comments:

  1. Love the jacket!

    xx

    zorraheart.blogspot.ca

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  2. Your dad bought you back to school clothes? Haha so lucky! Well, maybe if it were my dad, not lucky ;)

    I'm soooooooo curious to where you're teaching!

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  3. I'm in denial - this is my last back to school (and I'm in grad school) and I know I wont have this bitter-sweet feeling ever again..!!
    And that jacket..Love! The backpack is cute but I would not be able to fit anything in there!!

    www.seppysmontreal.com

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  4. love the girls outfit with the blue shirt!:)




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  5. This shirt looks to cute to be true <3 A lovely selection!!

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  6. Will try this look! Even though i left school a couple years ago hah

    by the way, awesome style you own..

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  7. so awesome about your dad and his great taste! and congrats on your teaching gig! how exciting! such a great feeling to live our your dreams :) and love the field jacket! must have! have a good 3-day weekend~

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  8. You're a teacher? That's amazing -- kudos to you for picking such an honest and needed position!

    xo, http://www.lilyonfillmore.com

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  9. I love that polka dot denim shirt! Great picks! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

    Jessica
    cocoandmingo.com

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  11. My Back To School Inspiration Is Carine Roitfeld, She Is So Chic In Those Pencil Skirts!
    Thanks For Your Lovely Comment!
    StyleNonsense.blogspot.com

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  12. you have a lovely blog <3 cool inspiration!!
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    kisses ♥

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  13. I love the back to school inspired post! And congratulations on becoming a high school teacher! I didn't know you could do it, but you just inspired more respect :-).

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  14. I love that shirt and parka! Must have it:o

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  15. This photo made me laugh because i wore uniform in school in HK so never had to think about what to wear,lol. BUT...i gotta say,skinny jeans are a must! I live in them even up to today!!! lol....

    So your dad was the fashionista eh? that's really cute:) You know, it's quite odd, i was just thinking what profession is Carolyn in since you dress so darn stylish, and there you said it! You're a teacher!!!:D You must be sooo good with teenagers and have a lot of patience,hehe C

    Good to catch up on your blog again!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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Love, Carolyn